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By New York Times News Service | May 6, 2007
WOODBRIDGE, Va. -- The Anglican archbishop of Nigeria, Peter J. Akinola, installed Bishop Martyn Minns of Virginia yesterday as the new leader of a diocese that would take in congregations around the country that want to leave the Episcopal Church, rejecting requests by leaders of the worldwide Anglican Communion and the Episcopal Church to refrain from taking part in the ceremony. Akinola's role in the installation celebration for Minns forged another tie in an increasingly confident alliance between theological traditionalists in the United States and church leaders overseas who are opposed to the Episcopal Church's liberal stance on homosexuality.
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July 16, 1992
George Carey, archbishop of Canterbury, is scheduled to preach here in SeptemberThe Archbishop of Canterbury, George L. Carey, is to preach at the Church of the Redeemer in Baltimore at 10 a.m. Sept. 12, said William Stump, editor of Maryland Church News of the Episcopal Diocese of Maryland.Presiding Bishop Edmond L. Browning will be the celebrant.As the chief pastor of the Anglican Communion, the archbishop is the spiritual head of the U.S. Episcopal Church.The visit to Baltimore is part of the celebration of the 300th anniversary of the church's presence in Maryland and the 200th anniversary of the diocese.
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April 11, 2005
Joan Eager MacKie, a homemaker and community volunteer, died of a stroke Friday at the Gilchrist Center for Hospice Care. The Towson resident was 82. Born Joan Murray Eager in Baltimore, she was the granddaughter of Bishop John Gardner Murray, the first elected presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church in America. Raised in the Woodbrook section of Baltimore County, she was a 1940 graduate of the Bryn Mawr School, where she was president of the student government association. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree at Smith College in Northampton, Mass.
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By KNIGHT-RIDDER NEWS SERVICE | September 8, 1997
PHILADELPHIA - Dr. Addie J. Butler has been elected as national vice president of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. Butler, 51, is the first African-American to hold ELCA's top lay position.She was born a Philadelphia Baptist and had her first brush with Lutherans in the streets of Washington, where a minister and members of a Lutheran church near Howard University were trying to keep the peace in a troubled inner-city neighborhood in 1969. She was a Howard student then, and she liked what she saw. "The pastor was African-American, the congregation was predominantly African-American, so I figured that was characteristic of the Lutheran Church," she said.
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By Baltimore Sun staff | April 30, 2010
John L. Rabb, bishop suffragan of the Episcopal Diocese of Maryland for 12 years, is planning to step down on Jan. 1. "I am responding to what God is calling me to in a new season of ministry," Rabb, the second-highest-ranking Episcopal official in Maryland, told clergy and lay members of the diocese at the opening of their 226th convention Friday. "I will be doing a combination of teaching, continued work in ministry development, preaching in a different venue, my Franciscan studies and writing," Rabb said.
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By John Rivera and John Rivera,SUN STAFF | August 19, 1997
PHILADELPHIA -- The nation's largest Lutheran denomination approved a historic agreement yesterday creating a close relationship with three Reformed churches, but delegates narrowly rejected a similar proposal with the Episcopal Church.The proposal for closer ties between the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and the Episcopal Church fell only six votes shy of the two-thirds majority, 690, required for approval. A difference over the role of bishops was the main stumbling block to the agreement.
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By Laura Cadiz and Laura Cadiz,SUN STAFF | September 8, 2000
A Maryland Court of Appeals judge yesterday accused members of a Prince George's County church of organizing "a campaign to intimidate this court" by sending letters to the judges, urging them to rule in favor of their church in a property lawsuit. Judge Dale R. Cathell angrily interrupted Jack Lipson, who represents From the Heart Church Ministries, during the beginning of his statement to ask if he knew that his clients had picketed the courthouse during a previous hearing and wrote 30 to 50 letters to each of the seven judges, all ending with what the judge paraphrased as, "We will remember in November."
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By Frank P. L. Somerville and Frank P. L. Somerville,Staff Writer | May 18, 1993
The National Council of Churches, the country's largest Protestant ecumenical organization, has reversed its opposition to U.S. military action in Bosnia-Herzegovina, saying in a public statement that "we can no longer stand by as human rights are violated in a wholesale manner."Its change of position follows last week's similar statement from the nation's Roman Catholic bishops, who told the Clinton administration they had become convinced there is "just cause to use force to defend largely helpless people in Bosnia against aggression and barbarism."
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December 17, 2009
Matthew Hay Brown's fine article about the election of my colleague, the Rev. Canon Mary Glasspool, as a bishop suffragan in the Diocese of Los Angeles ("Annapolis cleric's election is making waves and history," Dec. 9) adds to the joy felt by those of us those in Maryland who have been graced by her ministries since 1992. She will take office when approved by a majority of the other dioceses and consecrated by our presiding bishop, the Most Rev. Katharine Jefferts Schori. Our loss is California's gain.
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Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | March 31, 2013
Esther M. Bacot, a former dress designer and Talbot's sales associate, died March 25 from kidney failure at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. She was 88. The daughter of a physician and a homemaker, the former Esther Philinda Murray was born in Baltimore and raised on Charlesmeade Road in North Baltimore. She was the granddaughter of the Rev. John G. Murray, the seventh Episcopal bishop of Maryland and the first to be elected presiding bishop of the United States. She was a 1945 graduate of Bryn Mawr School and attended Goucher College.
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